Fright Fest what if

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Fright Fest what if

Post by dth1971 » Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:39 pm

What if the Gurnee Marriott's Great America from 1976-1980's had its own Fright Fest like the current Six Flags format has?

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Post by ronald » Fri Oct 21, 2005 10:47 pm

hi.does anyone know if there was a theme for halloween at MGA ?

I would like to know like many other's...
thank you :D
if anyone has info on obtaining park maps of this park from 1976-2006 please send me a message or email message thank you very much.

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Post by jonrev » Sat Oct 22, 2005 9:19 am

I don't think they did. I believe the Gurnee one always closed Labor Day until Six Flags started Fright Fest.
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Post by coasterfan71555 » Sat Oct 22, 2005 7:38 pm

My memory is very clear on this. Columbus Day (second Monday in October) was always closing day during the Marriott years. I was there many times on this day, and do not remember anything special for Halloween. Fright Fest started in 1991, well after Marriott sold the Gurnee park to Six Flags. However, if they'd had the foresight to see what a popular event it could be, I am sure they would have tried it. :wink:
What a day, what a place! What a smile on my face! My first visit was June 21, 1976, when I was less than a month from turning 21!

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